ER Sports: What not to read, what not to miss

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Wednesday, October 14th, 2015 at 4:30 PM
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I hate telling people what to do, but I have a couple of suggestions for the *Erie Reader’s sports fans.

Suggestion number one: DO NOT read a book titled *NFL Brawler, by Ralph Cindrich: a former football player at Pitt, in the NFL, and a players’ agent. Apparently the author thinks his subject was the greatest high school wrestler, one of the best performers in Pitt history, someone who would’ve been the greatest player in NFL history if he wasn’t injured and the top sports agent ever. He was also one of the baddest dudes ever: a person who was going to beat up other players, coaches, and general managers if they disagreed with him. That tremendous person is none other than Ralph Cindrich, himself.

I bought the book for various reasons: he was two years younger than me and I like reading about people from that era, I knew someone who went to Pitt with him and told me he was a “good guy,” and he was agent for Erie’s Mark Stepnoski. He did have kind words for the former Cathedral Prep, Pitt, and NFL standout in the book.

However, once I got through the chapter on Stepnoski (unfortunately it was more than halfway through this tedious read), I had enough of Superman and turned off my Kindle, hoping it would never again be able to recharge.

On a more pleasant note, if you want an enjoyable afternoon, attend a Mercyhurst University-Gannon University football game at MU. The venue is perfect.

If you want an enjoyable afternoon, attend a Mercyhurst University-Gannon University football game at MU. The venue is perfect.

The recent matchup featured beautiful weather conditions, two outstanding football teams, and a contest that wasn’t decided until the final play of the game.

It was a perfect football game and it didn’t matter if you were an MU fan or a GU fan — or just a plain-old football fan.

On a related note, best wishes to Mercyhurst Sports Information Director Dave Leisering who has accepted a position at Bloomsburg University. He did a great job and was a pleasure to work with.

Week 7

HIGH SCHOOLS

DuBOIS 34 Bradford 12

LAKEVIEW 38 Saegertown 12

Conneaut 32 MERCER 20

GREENVILLE 27 Reynolds 22

Sharpsville 36 EISENHOWER 18

West Middlesex 28 Cochranton 14

CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS 34 Girard 12

Farrell 40 GROVE CITY 14

Harbor Creek 36 UNION CITY 14

FORT LeBOEUF 20 Corry 19

GENERAL McLANE 22 Slippery Rock 21

MEADVILLE 44 Warren 22

FAIRVIEW 26 Franklin 20

Sharon 26 NORTHWESTERN 24

Oil City 30 TITUSVILLE 26

CATHEDRAL PREP 27 Buffalo St. Francis 20

McDowell 24 AUSTINTOWN FITCH 21

Maplewood 22 MERCYHURST PREP 20

North East 30 STRONG VINCENT 20

TOP 3 GAMES

3. SENECA 22 Iroquois 20 — Upset Special!

2. Hickory 28 Wilmington — Two very good teams.

1. Karns City 28 CENTRAL TECH 26

 

COLLEGES

GANNON 30 Edinboro 20

Slippery Rock 31 MERCYHURST 17

STANFORD 27 UCLA 20

Pittsburgh 24 GEORGIA TECH 23

Alabama 30 TEXAS A&M 20

MICHIGAN 24 Michigan State 21

LSU 27 Florida 24

OHIO STATE 27 Penn State 17

GEORGIA 30 Missouri 21

 

PROS

STEELERS 27 Cardinals 24

Broncos 31 BROWNS 17

Bengals 20 BILLS 17

 

Week 8

HIGH SCHOOLS

WILMINGTON 34 Lakeview 14

Reynolds 28 MERCER 12

Sharpsville 24 FARRELL 22

CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS 38 Union City 14

COCHRANTON 38 Youngsville 8

Eisenhower 22 MAPLEWOOD 20

IROQUOIS 46 Saegertown 14

Corry 24 WARREN 22

Greenville 42 TITUSVILLE 12

Hickory 40 GROVE CITY 14

SHARON 26 Slippery Rock 20

FAIRVIEW 28 Northwestern 24

Harbor Creek 26 FORT LeBOEUF 20

NORTH EAST 28 Mercyhurst Prep 18

Seneca 34 GIRARD 20

DuBois 36 FRANKLIN 30

Meadville 46 Oil City 28

CONNEAUT 48 Bradford 14

CATHEDRAL PREP 28 General McLane 24

McDOWELL 38 Strong Vincent 14

WEST MIDDLESEX 34 Homer City 18

CENTRAL TECH 46 East 16

 

COLLEGES

Gannon 27 SETON HILL 21

Mercyhurst 24 EDINBORO 21

UCLA 27 California 24

USC 21 Utah 20

STANFORD 28 Washington 21

ALABAMA 38 Tennessee 24

OLE MISS 31 Texas A&M 24

Pittsburgh 24 SYRACUSE 22

Duke 27 VIRGINIA TECH 20

NORTH CAROLINA 37 Virginia 21

 

PROS

Bills 27 JAGUARS 14

RAMS 28 Browns 17

Steelers 21 CHIEFS 20

 

For the record:

Week 5

High Schools: 16-3, Colleges: 4-3, Pros: 1-2

Week 4

High Schools: 12-1, Colleges: 6-2, Pros: 1-2

Season: Overall: 143-45

James R. LeCorchick can be contacted at JRLSportsReport@gmail.com, and you can follow him on Twitter @JRLSports.

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